Truro & Roseland local news

Government announces cash for flood defence schemes in Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane People in Looe are hoping to learn today (Thursday) more details of government plans to invest in significant new flood defence schemes for Cornwall. A government...

Cars v Homes: Cornwall’s planners prepare to think again on bid to house student nurses in Truro

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The ambition of Cornwall Council to realise policies on transport, climate change, and suitable homes for key workers and students is set to collide once more...

Royal Cornwall hospital gets its third boss in three years

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, is getting another interim chief executive following the departure of Kate Shields to lead the new Integrated Care System next month....

Truro man charged with rape and burglary

By Peter Tremayne Police have charged a 48-year-old Truro man with rape, burglary and fraud. Officers were called to a report of a serious sexual assault at an address...

MP secures meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss Cornwall’s “Oven Ready Brexit” daffodil crisis

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Boris Johnson is to meet Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory to discuss the crisis facing Cornwall’s daffodil growers, whose crops were left to rot in...

Truro burglary and sex attack – 48-year-old local man arrested

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested a man in connection with reports of a burglary and sexual assault in Truro. The incident is reported to have taken place in...

Truro starts its 12-month experiment with “healthy streets”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Truro’s “healthy streets” experiment is now underway, with new city centre restrictions on motorists. The 12-month trial started yesterday and is intended to “increase opportunities” for...

Hall For Cornwall prepares to install the seats which will make it South West’s largest theatre

By Rashleigh MacFarlane More than three years after it closed, Truro’s Hall for Cornwall is preparing to install 1,354 seats so as to reopen for October’s world premiere of...

Pair who attended anti-lockdown rally in Truro last year not guilty of any offence

By Peter Tremayne Two people arrested during an anti-lockdown protest in Truro last year have been cleared of breaching Covid regulations. In what is thought to be the first...

Two wheels good, four wheels bad: Cornwall Council aims to make it safer to cycle from Truro to Shortlanesend

By Peter Tremayne Construction is due to start in October on extending a separate cycle route at Kenwyn Hill, Truro. Funding for the scheme has come from the government’s...

A30 roadworks between Carland Cross and Chiverton reveal archaeological treasures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The construction of a new A30 road between Carland Cross and Chiverton has uncovered important archaeological finds, dating from the stone age to Cold War military...

Villages near Truro asked to take part in experimental “quiet lanes” project to stop motorists using them as a rat run shortcuts

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A nine-mile section of mainly unclassified roads to the west of Truro is to become an experimental “Quiet Lanes” area next month, with many motorists banned....

Truro police hunt burglar who carried out serious sex attack

By Peter Tremayne Police in Truro are appealing for information after a burglar broke into a house and carried out a serious sexual assault. It happened between midnight and...

Jeremy Corbyn returns to Cornwall, as Labour squabbles over who should run its Truro and Falmouth constituency

By Julia Penhaligon Discontent appears to be continuing in Cornwall’s Labour Party, with some activists in the Truro and Falmouth constituency calling for a re-run of last week’s annual...

Back to the future for Truro & Falmouth Labour Party, as the “Corbyn era” finally comes to an end

By Julia Penhaligon The Truro and Falmouth Labour Party managed to hold an annual general meeting last night (Thursday), electing new officials who are broadly sympathetic to the leader...

Concern over plan to move villages out of Parliamentary constituencies

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to shift entire villages into different Parliamentary constituencies have come under fire from local councillors who are encouraging residents to make their views known. The...

When Cornwall’s housing crisis and parking difficulties collide: councillors defer plan needed by hospital staff

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s main hospital trust has warned that staff are finding it ever more difficult to find places to live as the housing crisis continues. Royal Cornwall...

Labour Party sends its tanks in to Truro & Falmouth, cancelling an Annual General Meeting and preventing the election of local officials

By Julia Penhaligon The Labour Party has suspended its local organisation in Truro and Falmouth, cancelling a scheduled annual general meeting and preventing the election of local officials. The...

Saints Trail cycle path will cost £66,000 a year to maintain, says report

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall’s controversial Saints Trail cycle path will cost £66,000 a year to maintain, councillors have been told. Cornwall Council is going ahead with plans for...

£10,000 cost of repair to the Truro multi-storey car park which County Hall wants to knock down

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council spent more than £10,000 repairing the Truro multi-storey car park which it wants to knock down, County Hall has confirmed. The cost of structural...